Hard to even describe...I tasted this wine in 2011 after 6 hours in a decanter. The wine is massive and layered with rich cherry fruit, exotic spices and toasty oak. It will probably improve and age for decades, but if you can taste it today on someone else's wallet...why not?
Location: Monmouth Beach, NJ
Craig Donofrio is an Advanced Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers and has worked and consulted for some of the nation's top restaurants. He is chief food/wine photographer at Grapevine Studios (www.grapevinestudios.blogspot.com).